DALLAS – ArchLIGHT Summit, a lighting trade event and educational platform for the architectural, specification, and design communities, has opened a call for speakers and exhibitor registration. The fourth annual event, taking place Tuesday, September 17 and Wednesday, September 18, 2024, will welcome lighting designers, architects, interior designers, specifiers, and students to experience new products, network, and attend a wide range of accredited seminars, panels, and interactive experiences.
“Participating in ArchLIGHT Summit has been great,” said Jered Widmer, principal of the Dallas office of The Lighting Practice. “Not only does it give me and my design team access to some great content from nationally recognized speakers, but we’re also able to see and touch product from a range of great manufacturers.”
Speakers are invited to submit proposals consistent with the show’s mission to be boldly different and actively inclusive. The most sought-after sessions will be those that break the mold of traditional presentations in favor of more experiential learning and honest, collaborative discussions. We are looking for sessions to discuss the latest and greatest in the industry, covering topics such as innovative technology, design practices, business acumen and more. To submit a proposal, visit www.ArchLIGHTSummit.com/speak.
For exhibitors, the show will present the opportunity to reach some of the industry’s most influential architectural, specification and design communities seeking commercial lighting brands that represent the leading edge of innovation and technology. The expo portion of ArchLIGHT Summit on the first floor of the Trade Mart will feature exhibitors representing all facets of the commercial lighting spectrum. Custom sponsorship and marketing packages are also available to increase visibility, with complete information available at www.ArchLIGHTSummit.com and exhibitor registration at www.ArchLIGHTSummit.com/exhibit.
The popular Light Bites stage on the show floor that launched at the 2023 ArchLIGHT Summit will be repeated in 2024, facilitating more informal sessions that encourage audience engagement.
“Having an event like ArchLIGHT Summit in the South region has been a great way to get quality exhibitors and educational content to a previously under-served design community,” said Jill Klores, partner at Essential Light Design Studio. “We can’t all travel to the East or West coast, and this has been a breath of fresh air to get local visibility for the lighting industry.”
To further promote the educational initiative of this event, several ArchLIGHT Summit sessions are live streamed for students and remote educational institutions, such as Parsons The New School, as well as an entire student program created for local universities to participate in support of the next generation and emerging professionals. Recorded sessions from past events are archived on the Illuminating Engineering Society’s eLearning Portal: https://elearning.ies.org/archlightsummit
ArchLIGHT Summit organizers work closely with an Advisory Board of distinguished industry leaders who provide valuable perspectives for shaping the event and its educational programming. Advisory Board members include Peter Augusta of Casambi; Craig A. Bernecker, PhD, FIESNA, LC, of the Lighting Education Institute; Michelle Cruz of Putterman Scharck & Associates; Rachel Fitzgerald, CLD,LC, IALD, LEED® AP BD+C of Stantec; Archit Jain, IALD, LEED® AP, ISLE, of Oculus Light Studio; Jill Klores, CLD, IALD, LC, FIES, of Essential Light Design Studio; Kelly Roberts, LEED® BD+C, IES, of Primary Arc Design; Shahad Sadeq, Assoc. AIA, of AIA Springfield; Laura McDonald Stewart, FASID, RID, LEED® AP, WELL AP, of Laura McDonald Enterprises; Jessica Smith, LC, WELL AP, of Stantec; and Jered Widmer, IALD, MIES, of The Lighting Practice.
Association partners include the American Institute of Architects Dallas chapter, American Lighting Association, Illuminating Engineering Society Dallas section, Light Justice, International Association of Lighting Designers Education Trust, Lighting Controls Association, National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors, National Lighting Bureau, North American Coalition of Lighting Industry Queers, and Women in Lighting + Design.
Media partners include Arc, ARCHITECT, Architectural Products, Architectural SSL, Commercial Construction & Renovation, Designing Lighting, Designer Pages, Edison Report, Energy Watch News, Furniture Lighting & Decor, Get a Grip on Lighting, Inside Lighting, Light Directory, LightNow News, The Lighting Exchange and US Lighting Trends.
For more information, visit www.ArchLIGHTSummit.com and sign up to receive show announcements, including when attendee registration opens in spring 2024. Follow ArchLIGHT Summit on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Threads and LinkedIn for the latest developments.
For information on Dallas Market Center, visit our website. In addition to hosting ArchLIGHT Summit, Dallas Market Center hosts Lightovation, the largest residential lighting show in North America, whose next edition will take place January 10-14, 2024. Keep up-to-date on information about that event by following the Lightovation Facebook page and joining the Lightovation – Lighting Industry Discussion Group.
About Dallas Market Center
Dallas Market Center is a global business-to-business trade center and the leading wholesale marketplace in North America connecting retailers, interior designers, architects, and specifiers with top manufacturers in home décor, furniture, gifts, lighting and fashion. Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products from exhibitors throughout the year via dominant trade events for gift, home décor, holiday and floral; the nation’s most comprehensive apparel and accessories markets featuring the latest styles from East Coast and West Coast designers; the largest residential lighting trade event in North America; a new lighting event, ArchLIGHT Summit, for architects, specifiers, and designers; and the largest and most successful open-daily design center. The marketplace is located in the strongest economic zone in the country. In addition, more than 80 percent of Dallas Market Center buyers report that they do not shop other market centers. To make plans for upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center and Lightovation Apps. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center and ArchLIGHT Summit on social media.